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Postgres developer in Chicago

From: "John Thakkar" <thakkar(at)mobilemeridian(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-jobs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Postgres developer in Chicago
Date: 2006-11-02 23:31:01
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We're a well funded startup with fortune 500 clients and a culture that
values innovation and fun. If you're a creative out of the box thinker and
like solving complex problems, you'll fit in well.  We are a small talented
team with concrete skills, using agile development methodologies - producing
tangible results on regular basis while working hard and having fun. Team
members' skills and creativity are respected and encouraged.


We offer a laid back environment, very competitive salary, and excellent


Principal responsibility is to guide database development efforts toward
robust, maintainable, scalable, and performant applications.


. Design and implement an appropriate data-modeling, data-warehousing and
data-mining solution to meet requirements

. A good understanding of PostgreSQL including database management,
configuration, security, and maintenance

. Well-rounded technical skill set, and experience developing complex, high
volume business systems 

. Passionate about enterprise class DB construction, deployment and
operation, openness to learning new ways of thinking and doing

. Responsible for multiple DB solutions in deployed products; Expert in
development and operation of Postgres DB

. Consistently learning about trends and features in DB solutions, able to
bring best practices to bear at solving DB and overall application problems

. Strong commitment to personal excellence and high quality DB construction
and administration standards

. A team player with a .can do. attitude when handling development
requirements and project timelines

. Solution focused and methodical, careful attention to detail

. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with diverse groups of

. Capable problem solver that follows rigorous logic to bring effective
solutions to complex problems



Key accountabilities

. Implement, manage, and monitor databases

. On Call availability as required to address database problems in the
production environment

. Participate in product development

. Tune the Postgress database to meet new functional and performance

. Perform DB profiling and optimization, assist QA with all phases of
software development and deployment support for DB installations

. Perform database monitoring, maintenance, reorganizations, resource
management, schema management, and capacity planning and performance tuning
for the company's databases

. Time to market flexibility combining open source component utilization,
rapid refactoring of existing code base and quick prototyping of new
component solutions

. Participate in shared learning with other team members

. Document code and report on project deliverables

. Contribute ideas and suggestions in support of the Product Development
Team's goals of continuous improvement




. Experience with PostgreSQL/Oracle on Linux a plus

. Experience with PostGIS is a plus

. Minimum five years. increasingly complex DBA assignments, working with
enterprise level software meeting 24x7 operational requirements

. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of DB scoping, profiling, scaling
and fault tolerant operation

. Proven knowledge and understanding of enterprise scaled servers and

. Experienced with disciplined DBA methodologies including development and
operational considerations

. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with diverse groups of

. Bachelors Degree or Diploma in Computer Science, Information Technology or
related discipline specializing in DB development




Competitive salary and benefits



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